E087 Your Not So Empty Nest. Whose Couch Is It Anyway?

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Whose Couch Is It Anyway? Moving Your Millennial


Empty nest? No?

Are family tensions running high in your not so empty nest? You are not alone. Mary speaks with the authors of Whose Couch Is It Anyway? Moving Your Millennial, Dr. Phyllis Goldberg and Dr. Rosemary Lichtman on how to make the best of what can be a stressful situation.

The number of “boomerang kids” has increased by 50% in the past 30 years. In fact, one-third of those between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents, an all-time high. Many Millennials are unemployed or underemployed, and as a group, they carry $1 trillion in student loans.

About the book: This degree of social change is wreaking havoc with traditional models of family dynamics. Boundaries become blurred between parents and children, whose passage into adulthood is then delayed. Taking the beleaguered mom as their focus, Goldberg, a marriage and family therapist, and Lichtman, a psychologist, bring thirty years of clinical experience to the pressing challenges of families in flux.


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Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D.

Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D., a marriage and family therapist, and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D., a psychologist, consult online at HerMentorCenter.com, about family dynamics. Having guided thousands of clients in their individual private practices, they offer a wide range of professional knowledge and experience. They have been blogging for 10 years and host a monthly newsletter, Stepping Stones. They have recently published “Whose Couch Is It Anyway? Moving Your Millennial.” It is a joint collaboration about letting go of boomerang kids and teaches smart strategies to help tackle family transitions head-on.

In addition to her private practice, Phyllis has worked with students and families in Vietnam, Tanzania, Ecuador, The Cook Islands and St Lucia. Rosemary is currently Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine (USC) where she teaches first year medical students.

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